Saturday, August 08, 2009
An awesome mystery and of the great dignity of a priest
Grande mysterium et magna dignitas sacerdotum, quibus datum est quod non est angelis concessura : soli sacerdotes in Ecclesia rite ordinati, habent potestatem celebrandi et corpus Christi consecrandi. (Imitation of Christ, book. IV.)
An awesome mystery and of the great dignity of a priest, to whom is given what is not conceded to the angels- only priests ordained according to the rite of the Church, have the power to celebrate and consecrated the body of Christ.